So, you're bringing home a new dog. This is sure to be an exciting time for you and your family as you discover all the joys a furbaby brings. However, with great dogs comes the great responsibility of training. Whether you have a new puppy or a pooch that's a bit older, you'll need to show them the ropes. One excellent method to employ is crate training.
9 Ways to Mentally Stimulate Your Dog While You're Away
It's hard to leave your furbaby home alone, especially if you're worried they're bored or lonely. Unfortunately, you can't quit your job to cuddle with your furry friend all day long, so how can you have peace of mind while you're away? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make sure your floof is having a ball while you're gone. You can enjoy your time apart and still rejoice in your time together. The key lies in mental stimulation.
When you're a dog lover, sometimes one four-legged friend just isn't enough. There are those of us who love the idea of a home filled with loveable, adorable pups. But if you are going to have a house full of dogs, it's important to create a harmonious balance. You want to find dog breeds who get along and become best pals with both you and each other.
A common misconception we have about our canine companions is that they are completely color blind. While this is partly true, it doesn't give you a full understanding of how your dog sees the world. When we think of color blind, we think of a black-and-white movie — only seeing the world in black, white and various shades of gray.
Everyone should have the opportunity to share their life with a dog. They are faithful companions who fill our days with joy and offer unquestioning love. If you're getting older, this may be the perfect time to become a pawrent. The golden years of our life are usually associated with a slower, quieter time, and having a dog by your side will fill your life with love and chase away any loneliness.
Whether you're a new dog parent or you've had dogs most of your life, it's distressing and sad to see your furbaby not eating. The majority of dogs go gaga when mealtime comes around, jumping around excitedly or waiting expectantly by their food bowl.
As a proud pawrent, you might love to bring your dog everywhere you go. Thankfully, more and more stores, outdoor restaurants and other locations are making it easy for your pup to tag along with you. However, the majority of places prohibit animals.
Summer is an amazing time for both pups and their humans. There is so much to do, and your dog will probably be as happy as can be to join you in all your fun summer activities. But if you have a fluffy pooch covered in fur, you may be concerned about them overheating.
We'll look at what puppies should know at different stages of development and what you can expect of your pup along the way. Raising a puppy is an adventure and might seem tricky at times, but with some knowledge and patience, you'll get the hang of it quick.
You and your dog do everything together — from enjoying long walks on sunny days and playing in the park to curling up together on the couch when the weather isn't so cooperative, you're two peas in a pod. You can't imagine life without the friendly panting, tail-wagging and begging of your best friend and baby, so it's hard to picture spending a vacation without him or her. Who will feed her? Will your caregiver give him enough cuddles? Is your dog better off at home, out in the backyard, boarded at a kennel or left with a friend or family member?
Can all dogs swim? Because we call a specific swimming stroke the “doggy paddle,” and plenty of furry pups do seem to take to the water without ever needing swimming lessons, many people assume all dogs are good swimmers — but this is a common, and potentially dangerous, myth. While there are plenty of dogs that swim, some struggle with water, and some are even at risk of drowning.
“Does my dog know I love them?” This is a common question from humans all over the world. Of course, you love your furbaby. You’d do anything for them. Your furry friend seems to love you in return, too, but how do you know?
Puppies love to sleep, and puppy sleeping positions vary from the adorable to the frankly bizarre. You may have gotten some great photos of your furbaby dozing, but have you ever wondered what your pup's sleep position means? It turns out, there may be something you can learn from how your furry buddy chooses to catch forty winks.
Dogs can’t communicate with words the way you do, but they do use body language to “talk” to you. One of the behaviors your dog may use involves licking, especially licking your face. If you’ve ever wondered why your dog licks your face, the roots of the behavior run deep.
If you have a puppy, you already know your furbaby is an adorable bundle of energy. When he's not napping, your cute little puff of fur is go, go and go. Puppyhood is an important stage of development for dogs, so you need to keep puppy entertained — whether you are indoors or out.
Dogs have all descended from wild canines, such as wolves, but most breeds have had their more wild features eliminated through many generations of domestication and breeding. However, in the past few years, wolf-dogs have become more popular, in part because of hit TV shows like "Game of Thrones," which feature fictional species of wolves.
Unfortunately, because skunks get so close, they can sometimes tango with your furbaby. Often, they’re not especially afraid of dogs and other animals, which is why many a dog gets sprayed by a skunk. It’s a difficult situation, especially when you see those puppy eyes — and then that smells hits you!
How long can you leave a puppy in a crate? If you have a new pup, this is a question you need to be asking yourself a lot. Eventually, you will need to run errands or leave for work. What happens then? How long can a puppy stay in a crate?
Why Does My Dog Bark at Me When I Leave the House?
If you want to say something to a human, you use English. For dogs, this really isn't an option. If you're wondering, “Why does my dog bark at me when I leave the house?” you may as well be wondering, “Why do I speak?”
Living the single life can be great! You get to enjoy ample time to pursue your hobbies and there's little need compromise. There are times where you may want a companion, though. The great news is that if you are alone, you have lots of time and attention to lavish on a furry family member. You might make a great dog owner!
When it comes to sleeping with your dog, there are many benefits to sharing your sleeping space with your fur baby. Allowing your dog to sleep on your bed has a different meaning for you and your dog. For you, it can be a way to snuggle. For your dog, it’s an important bonding experience.
Throwing a birthday party for your dog can be a great way to celebrate with canine companions and their human friends. Sure, a dog birthday party is more for the humans involved than for the dogs, but very often the furry guys also have a lot of fun. Dog birthday party games and dog birthday party food is always a big hit with dogs.
If you're away from home a lot and want to have a dog, you may well have asked yourself: “Which dog breeds suffer from separation anxiety?” It's an important question to ask if you're away from home a lot. The worst dog breeds for separation anxiety are more prone to bad behaviors, anxiety, stress and upset stomach when you're gone.
Separation anxiety in puppies is a serious problem. Although it is not completely understood, we know that separation anxiety occurs because animals are left alone and have a hard time coping with loneliness. Symptoms of separation anxiety in a puppy can include pacing, panting, drooling, barking, crying, destructive behaviors, stress and anxiety for your furriest family member and more.
It’s a question everyone with a furbaby has asked at one point: ”How long can I leave my dog alone?” Whether you plan on heading out for a day trip, to work or to run errands, you may wonder whether it’s acceptable to leave your dog on his or her own for that length of time.
To a dog, the world is experienced through sight, sound and smell. Usually it’s a pretty interesting place. But on the Fourth of July, it can become a nightmare. Here are the 10 tips you can help your own puppy make it through the...
New Puppy Checklist! 10 Must-Haves for Your New Puppy
You have decided that it was time to get a new puppy. But before you bring him home, you should to be prepared. You’ll need numerous items to make him feel at home, check out the must-have supplies for your new puppy: